About TRCS

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Announcing: The Renaissance Charter School II - A second charter school is now being developed by the leadership, faculty and community of Renaissance. Once approved by the NYS Education Department, the new charter school will open in Fall 2018 in Community School District 30. Learn more by clicking the green "TRCS 2" button on the left.

RENSIZZLE WEEK 2016! Our signature "Rensizzle Week" of project-based learning was held the last week of October and included over 20 different special-interest groups covering grades 6-12! Our elementary students will have their "Little Sizzle in the spring. Please visit the public wiki-site to see what diverse things our students investigated: Rensizzle Week 2016

About Renaissance

The Renaissance Charter School (“TRCS”) is a PreK-12 public charter school located in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. Our mission is to foster educated, responsible young leaders who through their own personal growth will spark a renaissance in New York.

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! Our graduates include Posse Scholars and National and Spanish Honor Society members. Our grads are off to a variety of colleges, including the following institutions: Cornell University, NYU, Dickinson College, Penn State, University of New Haven, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology, LaGuardia CC, LIU Brooklyn Campus, Hunter College, NYC College of Technology, Borough of Manhattan CC, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Baruch College, City, Buffalo State University, York College, Queens College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton, John Jay College, Adelphi University, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Queensborough CC, and Brooklyn College!

TRCS HS Unwrapped! Learn about the Renaissance High School experience--for 6th-8th grade parents. Check out the presentation.

Renaissance listed as a "notable charter school" in AM NY, page 18, March 17, 2014 edition. "The Renaissance Charter School has been ranked one of the best charter schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report."

Culture Bubble Video - Check out the video documenting Cluster One's "Culture Bubble" created before the holidays, that celebrates the many cultures and traditions represented by our diverse population. Go to Christina Howard's 4th grade website here and click on the video!

Renaissance featured in Charter School Public Awareness Campaign - The New York City Charter School Center’s latest public awareness campaign – “There’s more to the charter school story...” – highlights the many ways that charter schools strengthen the public education system and benefit high-need communities across New York City. See the video featuring Renaissance and our community partnerships and leadership program here!

Daily News picks Renaissance as a top NYC High School - We are the only charter high school to be picked as a top city high school, and the only one with a lottery admissions! Read the article here; we are number 22!

Odyssey Initiative Interviews Renaissance Teachers: Odyssey Initiative is a team of three experienced educators crossing the country learning best practices from schools of every kind — district, private, charter — to design and open a model 21st century public school. They visited and reviewed Rebekah Slotnick's class here and Dan Fanelli, Danielle Randone and Rebekah's video-interviews are posted on the site at Odyssey Initiative.

Watch the Special 20th Anniversary Video: History of Renaissance!

Renaissance students and teachers are featured in a Charter School media campaign: The Charter Center launched a new charter school public awareness campaign featuring TV commercials, radio and print ads and direct mailings designed to better inform the public about charter schools. Take a look and spot one of our HS students, our college advisor and one of our 5th grade classrooms.

View the Television Commercials

Read the Press Release

See Recent Media Coverage

The television commercials will air over the next two months on cable channels such as NY1, A&E, CNN, Discovery, and HGTV. Our print advertisements will run in local newspapers including Queens Chronicle, Brooklyn Courier, Brooklyn Paper, Bronx Times and Riverdale Press, and NPR local affiliate WNYC will feature our radio spots.

Inside Schools Picks Renaissance! We made InsideSchools.org's noteworthy overall list and noteworthy for serving special education students! Check it out! InsideSchools and TRCS at InsideSchools.org.

Check out our newsletters for a taste of what a Renaissance Education consists of. You can can see them here.

We are in the NY Times! - We are proud to be listed as one of the 100 most diverse schools in the city! Check out the New York Times piece entitled "A Portrait of Segregation in NYC Schools" here. In addition, we hosted the authors of "PAX Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds" and are featured as one of the more successful examples of how diversity succeeds in a public school setting.